Waking Season

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Waking Season
Waking Season.jpg
Studio album by Caspian
Released September 25, 2012
Recorded Q Division in Somerville, MA January 2012, Radar Studios in Clinton, CT
January 2012
Red Room Studios in Seattle, WA April - May 2012
Genre Post-rock
Length 57:00
Label Triple Crown Records
Hobbledehoy Record Co
Producer Caspian and Matt Bayles
Caspian chronology
Tertia
(2009)Tertia2009
Waking Season
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 89/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 86%[2]
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars[3]
Rock Sound (9/10)[4]
Spin (8/10)[5]
Sputnikmusic 3/5[6]

Waking Season is the third full-length studio album by Beverly, Massachusetts post-rock group Caspian. It is the groups first record to be produced by Matt Bayles and also their first to be released through Triple Crown Records. The album was released in CD, LP, 2XLP, and Digital Download formats on September 21, 2012 in Germany through Make My Day Records and worldwide on September 25, 2012 through Triple Crown Records.[7] An official music video for the opening track "Waking Season" debuted on Vimeo on September 25, 2012 and was directed by Daniel Navetta.[8] The album was later given an Australia / New Zealand release through Hobbledehoy Record Co in January 2014. [9] In an interview with Nothingbuthopeandpassion, guitarist Calvin Joss stated that the album is "anthemically about growth and change".[10]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The album has garnered mainly positive reviews, receiving critical acclaim from various publications. The aggregate review site Metacritic assigned an average score of 89 to the album based on 5 reviews, indicating "Universal Acclaim".[11] Spin Magazine's Christopher R. Weingarten labeled Waking Season as "the Best Post-Rock Album of the Year".[12] Similarly, Riley Breckenridge of Alternative Press proclaimed "Waking Season is arguably one of the best records of 2012" citing the album as "fucking gorgeous".[13]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Heatseekers Albums 71[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Chris Friedrich, Philip Jamieson, Calvin Joss, Erin Moran and Joe Vickers of Caspian.[15]

No. Title Length
1. "Waking Season" 5:21
2. "Procellous" 6:13
3. "Gone in Bloom and Bough" 10:24
4. "Halls of the Summer" 5:15
5. "Akiko" 3:33
6. "High Lonesome" 3:37
7. "Hickory '54" 6:04
8. "Long the Desert Mile" 6:10
9. "Collider in Blue" 2:34
10. "Fire Made Flesh" 7:49
Total length: 57:00

Personnel[edit]

Waking Season album personnel adapted from Allmusic.[16]

Caspian

Production

Artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for Waking Season - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Blake Solomon (October 1, 2012). "Caspian - Waking Season". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Riley Brekenridge (September 18, 2012). "Caspian - Waking Season". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ Oli Robertson (October 12, 2012). "Caspian - Waking Season". Rock Sound. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kory Grow (September 27, 2012). "Caspian, ‘Waking Season’". Spin. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Caspian - Waking Season". Sputnikmusic. September 29, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Matthew Colwell (July 26, 2012). "Caspian announce ‘Waking Season’ release date and artwork". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ ApKmedia (September 25, 2012). "Caspian - Waking Season on Vimeo". Vimeo. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ McCartney, Erin. Hobbledehoy Records http://hobbledehoyrecords.com/news/2014/caspian-waking-season-2lpdigital-release-australian-tour/. Retrieved 20 January 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Robert Helbig (September 26, 2012). "Interview: Caspian". Nothingbuthopeandpassion. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Waking Season - Caspian". Metacritic. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ Christopher R. Weingarten (September 18, 2012). "Stream the Best Post-Rock Album of 2012: Caspian's 'Waking Season'". Spin. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ Riley Brekenridge (September 18, 2012). "Caspian - Waking Season". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Caspian Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Waking Season - Caspian: Songs". Allmusic. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Waking Season - Caspian: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 

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